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Nigerian Athletes Deserve Much More, Says Ngerem

Nigerian Athletes Deserve Much More, Says Ngerem

Former Athletics Federation of Nigeria president, Dan Ngerem has declared that it was time Nigerian sports authority end their rhetoric and help the country’s athletes to maximise their potentials.   Ngerem was speaking against the background of the chequered performances [...]

August 19, 2013 Sports

Al-makura Congratulates Okagbare For Winning Silver

More encomiums have continued to trail the unprecedented leap of Nigeria female athlete Blessing Okagbare at the on-going World Athletics Championship in Moscow, Russia.   The latest is coming from Nasarawa State governor, Tanko Al-makura who yesterday joined other Nigerians [...]

August 15, 2013 Sports

Nigeria: It’s God’s Blessing, Okagbare Speaks On Her Silver

Moscow — Experts here are tipping Nigeria’s Blessing Okagbare for a possible gold medal in the 200m, going by her slow start and powerful finish.   Okagbare’s height that naturally puts her in good stead for long strides is a [...]

August 13, 2013 Sports

Moscow 2013: Okagbare finishes 6th in 100m

Hopes of having Nigeria’s sprint sensation, Blessing Okagbare, make it to the podium in the women’s 100m event was dashed on Monday evening as she could only manage a disappointing 6th place finish after posting a time of 11.04seconds in [...]

August 13, 2013 Sports
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FOOTBALL LEGEND OF OUR TIME: Samuel Okwaraji On My Mind (24 Years On)

Samuel Okwaraji’s name, unarguably deserves a special place in the nation’s soccer history as the most patriotic footballer ever to come out of Nigeria. Born on 19 May 1964, he died today, 24 years ago – 12 August 1989.   [...]

August 12, 2013 Sports
Okagbare Breaks 14-Year Jinx

Okagbare Breaks 14-Year Jinx, Clinches Silver Medal For Nigeria

Blessing Okagbare on Sunday in Moscow broke a 14-year jinx plaguing Nigeria as her leap of 6.99m earned her a silver medal in the women’s Long Jump at the ongoing IAAF World Athletics Championships.   Before Sunday’s glorious outing, the [...]

August 12, 2013 Sports
Bolt reclaims 100m

Bolt Reclaims 100m Crown

Usain Bolt lit up the Luzhniki Stadium by blazing to 100 metres gold at the World Championships in Moscow, on Sunday.   The world record holder defied the pouring rain to storm to victory on a drenched track in a [...]

August 12, 2013 Sports
Malawi Can’t Beat Eagles, Umeh Vows

Malawi Can’t Beat Eagles, Umeh Vows

Chief Mike Umeh is the First Vice President of the Nigeria Football Federation. In this chat, he speaks on NFF’s plan for Super Eagles participation in the 2014 African Nations Championship,CHAN, the achievements of the Aminu Maigari-led board and other [...]

August 11, 2013 Sports

Can Eagles Rule Africa Again?

After helping the home-based Super Eagles qualify for the 2014 African Nations Championship, coach Stephen Keshi has an uphill task of leading the squad to glory in South Africa, reports ‘TANA AIYEJINA Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi achieved another first in [...]

August 4, 2013 Sports
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Keshi moves to sort out bonuses rows

Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi has urged an investigative panel to put in place better procedures to avert any future bonus rows. Keshi met a six-person panel that will present their findings on the row that led to the national team [...]

August 3, 2013 Sports

Chucho Benitez Dies; Ecuadorian Soccer Star was 27

Benítez was admitted to a local hospital with severe stomach pain mere hours after making his debut against Qatar Sports Club. The Ecuador Football Federation confirms he passed away shortly afterward, saying in a statement:   “The Ecuadorian Football Federation [...]

July 29, 2013 Sports
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I’m Happy We Qualified For 2014 CHAN, Says Keshi

Super Eagles Coach, Stephen Keshi has blamed the 0-2 loss in the second leg qualifier for Africa Nations Cup Championship (CHAN) to lack of composure of the players. In spite of the loss, Super Eagles however qualified on 4-3 goals [...]

July 29, 2013 Sports
CHAN: Battle not yet over, Chukwu warns Eagles

Battle not yet over, Chukwu warns Eagles

Battle not yet over, Chukwu warns Eagles – Christian Chukwu, a former Super Eagles Coach, has urged the home-based Eagles and their handlers not to lose focus as they face Cote d’Ivoire in the return leg of the African Nations [...]

July 20, 2013 Sports
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Heavily pregnant former Olympian, 26, suddenly collapses and dies of ‘heart attack’ -but doctors manage to save her baby

Meskerem Legesse, 26, was eight months pregnant when she collapsed at a Connecticut restaurant The long-distance runner was rushed to hospital where doctors were able to save her baby She had previously been diagnosed with heart problems     A [...]

July 18, 2013 General, Sports
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Manchester United Legend Ryan Giggs Prepared For Coaching Role

Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs has suggested this season could be part of his transition into life after football as he looks to adopt a coaching role at Old Trafford.   Giggs, 39, is preparing to enter his 22nd season [...]

July 15, 2013 Sports

QPR Goalkeeper Julio Cesar In Talks On Move To Napoli

Julio Cesar’s agent has confirmed that the Queens Park Rangers goalkeeper is closing in on a move to Napoli.   Napoli are keen to sign the Brazil international on loan with QPR resigned to losing the keeper following their relegation [...]

July 15, 2013 Sports

Juventus Signs Ogbonna

Juventus confirmed that they have completed the signing of Angelo Ogbonna from Torino, for a fee believed to be in the region of €14m. The 25-year-old is one of the most highly-rated defenders in Italy and was linked with Premier [...]

July 12, 2013 Sports

Fifa Makes Changes To Offside Rule

If you thought the managerial merry-go-round and potential big-money player arrivals made the new Premier League season interesting enough, there’s yet more intrigue afoot: FIFA have amended the offside rule! The tweak by the governing body comes into effect on [...]

July 3, 2013 Sports
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Elena Baltacha Lost Her First Round Match At Wimbledon To Flavia Pennetta

Former British No 1 Elena Baltacha made an early exit at Wimbledon, beaten 6-4 6-1 by Italy’s Flavia Pennetta in her first round match. Scot Baltacha came close to retirement after she needed ankle surgery following the Olympics last year [...]

June 24, 2013 Sports

Injuries, finishing cost Nigeria – Keshi

Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi was left to rue the legacy of untimely injuries and wayward shooting after his side’s Confederations Cup challenge came to an end in a 3-0 loss to Spain. The African champions needed to win Sunday’s game [...]

June 24, 2013 Sports
Mourinho Pleased To Work With Michael Emenalo

Mourinho Pleased To Work With Michael Emenalo

Jose Mourinho insists he is looking forward to working with Chelsea’s technical director Michael Emenalo as he gets down to work in his second stint as Blues boss. Emenalo’s presence on the Chelsea technical staff has long been the subject [...]

June 18, 2013 Sports
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Nigeria Poised To Advance In World Cup

Nigeria could be the first qualifiers for the final round of the 2014 World Cup qualifiers in Africa if they win in Namibia on Wednesday. Maximum points for the Super Eagles would give them an unassailable Group F lead if [...]

June 11, 2013 Sports
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Usain Bolt Beaten By Justin Gatlin In 100m

Justin beat Usain by one-hundredth of a second, that’s like 1% of a second. Justin actually had to dip his head over the line to win in 9.94 seconds. Usain came in 9.95. Usain was making his first appearance in [...]

June 7, 2013 Sports

Six killed as Lagos youths clash during match

No fewer than six youths were killed, while others sustained injuries after youths clashed during a football match at the Ajah area of the Lekki-Epe Expressway, Lagos State. [viralpullquote ]No fewer than six youths were killed, while others sustained injuries [...]

May 27, 2013 Sports

Nigeria vs Mexico: Akpala Replaces Emenike, Yobo Still Out

Nigeria vs Mexico – Super Eagles coach Stephen Keshi has announced a 25-man roster for the upcoming friendly match against the Mexican national team on May 31 with Joseph Akpala of SV Werder Bremen coming in as the replacement for injured [...]

May 16, 2013 Sports

Ferguson Quit Due To Stress — Capello

Alex Ferguson retired as Manchester United manager because of stress, according to former England boss Fabio Capello. Fergie called it quits on Wednesday after nearly 27 years in charge at Old Trafford, where he won an incredible 38 trophies. Everton [...]

May 10, 2013 Sports
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MOYES VS MOURINHO: Who do you want as replacement for retiring Manchester United, boss Ferguson?

MOYES VS MOURINHO – Sir Alex Ferguson’s decision to step down as Manchester United manager has led to plenty speculations regarding his potential successor, with David Moyes and Jose Mourinho featuring highly among the candidates to take over at Old Trafford. [...]

May 8, 2013 Sports
Alex Ferguson retires as Manchester United manager

Alex Ferguson retires as Manchester United manager

Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson is retiring after more than a quarter of a century at the helm, the soccer club announced Wednesday.   The 71-year-old Scot has managed the English club — which is listed on the New York [...]

May 8, 2013 Sports